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Performing Arts: Theatre

Inter University Musical Theatre Festival - June 2020

Throughout June we will be releasing virtual performances from all our university ensembles singing a musical theatre song of their choice. With universities such as Camrbridge, York, Warwick, Bristol and more - join in as Durham hosts the festival this year with the winner will be declared by you - the audience!

Conversations in quarantine

The Assembly Rooms Theatre is proud to introduce Conversations in quarantine, featuring interviews with artists, programmers, casting agents, and theatre companies. Tune in live or watch on catch-up on our website.

The Durham Revue: Laugh Actually

A recording of Laugh Actually, performed in the Assembly Rooms in 2018. Join The Durham Revue as we laugh ourselves silly with sketch comedy.

DST presents Theatre Alive

Join Durham Student Theatre’s Response to the Lockdown by presenting Theatre Alive, a series of monologues written, directed and acted by our fantastic students.

Collingwood College Woodplayers

During such unprecedented times, Collingwood Woodplayers have shared a little video from their very first showcase in summer for 2018, an event that now occurs annually within the society. Here they are singing 'You Will Be Found'.

KEITH

Our Brand new sketch Comedy Troupe KEITH brings you some laughs during Quarantine. Stay safe and most importantly keep smiling.

Peforming Arts: Music

Inter University Musical Theatre Festival - June 2020

Throughout June we will be releasing virtual performances from all our university ensembles singing a musical theatre song of their choice. With universities such as Camrbridge, York, Warwick, Bristol and more - join in as Durham hosts the festival this year with the winner will be declared by you - the audience!

Open Mic Monday

Join Music Durham every Monday for open mic Mondays - a fantastic series of live performances from the University's most talented musicians. 

Chronotic Brass

Check out Chronotic Brass’s superb rendition of Crazy - it’s just the thing to cheer you up!

Northern Lights

Missing Durham? Why not watch Northern Light’s music videos - professionally filmed in Durham and featured the universities award winning A Cappella Group.

Stolen Days: Fly Trap Honey

Stolen Days was written and recorded during the UK lockdown about summer days and feeling nostalgic for all the great things we miss right now, but it’s also about remembering that the good times will come again. The song follows our Songs from Isolatio EP, and the video was made possible with a little help from friends of the band - all the clips were sent in by friends and family. Hope you enjoy!

Arts

Durham Lumiere 2019

Re-visit Lumiere's spectacular return to Durham in November 2019. Durham was filled with 37 artworks, including a selection of artworks from previous festivals, alongside exciting, new commissions by international artists and fresh talent from the North East:

Open Museum

Explore Durham University's Museum collection. With backstage access - learn more about the collections and the hidden Durham Treasuries held in this ancient city. 

#Museum From Home

Inspired by the BBC Arts' Culture in Quarantine, use our online resources to help you take part. From creating pieces of art to amazing video clips, be inspired by our collections from the comfort of your own home!

Share your creations using #MuseumFromHome on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Don't forget to mention @dulearning or @dumuseums on your posts so we can see your amazing #MuseumFromHome crafty creations! We will display some of your wonderful work in our Online Gallery.

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BIG Durham Quiz (recorded)

The BIG Durham Quiz LIVE! featured questions on all things Durham and beyond from some famous University faces, including: beloved Chancellors, Sir Thomas Allen and Dr Bill Bryson; England Rugby superstar Will Greenwood; women in tech guru, Professor Sue Black; Downton Abbey's Matt Barber, Broadcaster and UK Strictly Come Dancing champion Chris Hollins, and many more.

Lectures, Podcasts and Webinars

Department of History: Podcasts

Listen to our podcast, series one on 'Narratives of Resilience', designed as reflections on the current pandemic and the circumstances it creates. Curated by Prof. Giles E. M. Gasper and Department Filmmaker in Residence Alan Fentiman, the series features research from the department on human responses to crisis and disaster, from the Middle Ages to the present day, from North America, to Britain, Europe, and East Asia.

Chronicling Crisis

Chronicling Crisis features Tom Hamilton, Durham University, talking about diary-writing and crisis.

Love and Collecting in a Time of War

Love and Collecting in a Time of War features Ludmilla Jordanova, Durham University, talking about the creation of extra-illustrated book during the First World of War; a labour of love and reflection on the importance of immersive activities during a time of crisis.

World War Two Newsreels

World War Two Newsreels featuring Grace Stephenson, an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award-holder with Tyneside Cinema talking with Alan Fentiman about how news in the war was framed and cast.

Resilience or reticence? Holocaust memory in the United Kingdom

Resilience or reticence? features Daniel Adamson, Durham University, on responses to the Holocaust in Britain, during and after World War Two.

Two Centuries of Misunderstanding Wuhan: Part 1

Two Centuries of Misunderstanding Wuhan, Part 1, features Chris Courtney, Durham University, speaking on cultural misunderstandings relating to the city of Wuhan, prominent in the media within the current pandemic. Part 1 explores mis-representation of food culture and the nature of Covid-19.

Two Centuries of Misunderstanding Wuhan: Part 2

Two Centuries of Misunderstanding Wuhan: Part 2 features Chris Courtney and Alan Fentiman on the longer connections between Britain and Wuhan, and the deeper roots of cultural mis-representation that characterised these connections.

Iron Curtain Twitchers: A Romanian German Family During The Cold War

Iron Curtain Twitchers features James Koranyi, Durham University, talking with Alan Fentiman, on touching biographies of a family separated by the Cold War, torn between West Germany and Romania. The podcast draws on research that James has recently published in Romanian, ‘Priviri secrete peste Cortina de Fier: O familie de germani din România în perioada Războiului Rece’ (‘Iron Curtain Twitchers: A Romanian German Family during the Cold War’) in Mathias Beer, Sorin Radu and Florian Kührer-Wielach, Germanii din România. MigraÈ›ie È™i patrimoniu cultural după 1945 (Germans in Romania: Migration and Cultural Heritage since 1945) (Bucharest: Editura Academiei Româna, 2020), pp. 73-94.

Durham Leadership Academy Speaker Series

Developing leadership with insights from neuroscience

Developing leadership with insights from neuroscience features Catherine Cuffley who is a leadership development professional who will be sharing her own leadership journey, and key lessons learnt on the way. Catherine will outline some of the ways in which she has found applying insights from neuroscience can enhance key aspects of leadership, including building relationships, developing resilience and nurturing a positive mindset.